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Questions About Home Cooling You May Have

If you've recently moved into your new place and this is going to be the first warm season in your house then you want to make sure you cool it efficiently. You want your home comfortable, but you don't want to spend a ton of money to accomplish this. You can find answers to a lot of the questions you probably have about cooling your home in an efficient manner below:

How do I take care of a central air conditioning system?

A central air conditioner is simple to take care of. The main thing you need to do is to make sure you keep the filter clean. You can either replace them with new ones as needed or buy one that you can rinse off, let dry, and put back in. Another thing you can do to help prevent the unit from working harder than it should is to provide the condenser that's located outside with some shade during the heat of the day.

How do I get the most out of a portable air conditioner?

The first thing you want to do is position the air conditioner where it has the best chance of cooling the room. You don't want to set it directly under a window where it will have to fight with the heat from the sun coming through the window. Put it closer to the area where you spend much of your time. Consider putting a stand-alone fan in front of it to help circulate the air. If it takes ice and water, replace the ice often.

What other things can I do to help keep my house as cool as possible?

You can have tint put on your windows to reflect the sun off of them and help keep the house cooler on warm days. You can also have your roof coated to become a cool roof, meaning it won't get as hot from the sun beating on it. When the roof gets very hot, the heat will absorb into the attic and eventually into the house. Shutting your curtains when the sun starts to shine on the windows also helps keep the temps down in the house. While you may not want to yank out all the carpeting in your home you should understand that hard flooring does help your home to maintain a cooler temperature than carpeted floors or ones with rugs throughout.

Check with places like I C E Heating & Cooling for more information.